By Taras Kuzio

In 2000 a beheaded journalist was once present in a distant woodland close to Kyiv. The corpse ended in a scandal while it was once printed that it used to be that of a journalist severe of the experts. The President was once heard on tapes, made covertly in his place of work, ordering violence to be undertaken opposed to the journalist. The scandal ended in the production of a large protest stream that culminated within the victory of democratic competition events in 2002. The democratic competition, led through its presidential candidate Viktor Yushchenko, fought a sour and fraudulent election crusade in 2004 within which he used to be poisoned. frequent election fraud resulted in Europe’s biggest protest move because the chilly warfare which turned often called the Orange Revolution, identified after the crusade color of the democratic opposition.

This booklet is the 1st to supply a set of experiences surveying diversified points of the increase of the Ukraine’s democratic competition from marginalization, to protest opposed to presidential abuse of place of work and culminating within the Orange Revolution. It integrates the Kuchmagate quandary of 2000-2001 with that of the Orange Revolution 4 years later supplying a wealthy, particular and unique examine of the origins of the Orange Revolution.

This e-book was once released as a unique factor of the Journal of Communist experiences and Transition Politics.

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